For 2023, the Audi RS3 comes in one flavor - spicy. Powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the compact sports sedan makes 401 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque for all four corners, which is sufficient to get it to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard.
The exterior of the sporty sedan looks the part with 19-inch wheels as standard in black finish with graphic print and high-gloss black exterior elements. Red brake calipers are standard, and matrix-design LED headlights grace the front end. Inside, fine Nappa leather covers the seats, a panoramic sunroof lets the light in, and three-zone climate control keeps the cabin temperate. The front seats are heated, and there is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment setup.
Audi offers new owners a healthy amount of configurations and optional packages. The exterior can be altered with the $750 Black Optic Plus Package, which adds a set of unique 19-inch Y-Spoke wheels, black Audi rings and badges, and a black roof - this package also automatically adds the $1,000 RS sport exhaust system, too, which adds black tips to the outlets. The Dynamic Plus Package costs $5,500 and adds a set of ceramic front brakes with red calipers or steel brakes with red calipers, lifts the top speed to 180 mph, and adds a carbon engine cover. For carbon fiber mirror housings, a rear spoiler, and side-sill inlays, the $2,750 Carbon Package box should be ticked.
Buyers who want to add more tech can opt for the $2,750 RS Technology Package, which equips a head-up display, navigation, Audi Connection Plus, traffic sign recognition, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Lastly, the $1,500 RS Design Green Package adds seat shoulders in green Dinamica, green edging on the seatbelts, and green motifs on the floor mats and the center bar of the air vents.